Under the Red Robe

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1st World Publishing, Mar 1, 2005 - Fiction - 256 pages
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Purchase one of 1st World Library's Classic Books and help support our free internet library of downloadable eBooks. Visit us online at www.1stWorldLibrary.ORG - - There were a score round us when the fool, little knowing the man with whom he had to deal, and as little how to lose like a gentleman, flung the words in my teeth. He thought, I'll be sworn, that I should storm and swear and ruffle it like any common cock of the hackle. But that was never Gil de Berault's way. For a few seconds after he had spoken I did not even look at him. I passed my eye instead - smiling, Bien Entendu - round the ring of waiting faces, saw that there was no one except De Pombal I had cause to fear; and then at last I rose and looked at the fool with the grim face I have known impose on older and wiser men. 'Marked cards, M. l'Anglais?' I said, with a chilling sneer. 'They are used, I am told, to trap players - not unbirched schoolboys.'
 

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AT ZATONS
7
AT THE GREEN PILLAR
27
THE HOUSE IN THE WOOD
45
MADAME AND MADEMOISELLE
63
REVENGE
79
UNDER THE PIC DU MIDI
97
A MASTER STROKE
115
A MASTER STROKE Continued
123
THE QUESTION
135
CLON
155
THE ARREST
175
THE ROAD TO PARIS
195
AT THE FINGERPOST
212
ST MARTINS EVE
231
ST MARTINS SUMMER
241
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Author Stanley J. Weyman was born in Ludlow, Shropshire, England on August 7, 1855. Before becoming a full-time writer, he was a lawyer in the family law firm. He was occasionally referred to as the Prince of Romance and wrote fifteen books between 1890 and 1904 that were set in 16th and 17th century France. Some of his best known novels include The House of the Wolf, A Gentleman of France, Under the Red Robe, The Man in Black, Count Hannibal, and The Long Night. He died on April 10, 1928.

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